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You hit it right on the nail

I heard this one at a meeting last night.  The speaker, a flashy guy in his early 30s or late 20s, was probably mixing “you hit the nail on the head”(got something exactly right) with “you got that right”.  It is also possible that he was thinking “right on” when he was speaking but that expression is more familiar to my generation.   Malaphors are instantly recognizable but quickly forgotten, so a big “thank you” to my friend Mike (who was sitting next to me) for writing this one down at that moment.

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One Comment on “You hit it right on the nail”

  1. Michael says:

    Found a good one in an author’s email: “They met atop the Empire State Building; it was love at first site,”


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